Obama Wins Because America Is Dumb As A Post!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
am sick and tired of the lie that the GOP shutdown the US government.
That's what it is -- plan and simple -- a bald-faced lie. Anyone
repeating it is a lier. God hates liers -- as do I. If a man will lie,
he will do anything -- especially if it is deceitful.
Obama could not get away with his avalanche of lies if the American people had the least acquaintance with their constitution.
Let's clear some of the BS away.
Consider something Thomas Sowell, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, wrote recently: "There
is really nothing complicated about the facts. The
Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted all the money
required to keep all government activities going — except for
Mr. Sowell continues: "The hundreds
of thousands of government workers who have been laid off are not idle
because the House of Representatives did not vote enough money to pay
their salaries or the other expenses of their agencies — unless they are
in an agency that would administer ObamaCare."
Mr. Sowell points out: "The money voted by the House of Representatives covered everything that the government does, except for ObamaCare." Mr. Sowell makes clear: "The Senate chose not to vote to authorize that money to be spent, because it did not include money for ObamaCare."
Mr. Sowell puts the cork in the bottle with this: "If
Senator Reid and President Obama refuse to accept the money required to
run the government, because it leaves out the money they want to run
ObamaCare, that is their right. But that is also their responsibility." (Emphasis by underlining --mine.) Please read the source of these quotes at: http://rare.us/story/sowell-who-shut-down-the-government/
I mentioned the constitution at the beginning of this rant. See, the constitution states that all spending bills must originate in the US House of Representatives. It is they, the Representatives, who decide what will be paid for -- and -- what will not be paid for. It is their constitutional right -- and duty -- to do that.
"But Obamacare is the law of the land," you insist.
m sick and tired of the lie that the GOP shutdown the US government. That's what it is -- plan and simple --
It makes no difference.
Look. If the House decided not to put up,the money for the EPA, it would be within its rights to do so. Not to mention -- I'd stand and applaud!
All of this is laid out in the constitution. It's there for all to read in Article 1, Section 7. "All
Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of
Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as
on other Bills." SOURCE: US Constitution http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_A1Sec7.html
Have you even read the constitution? If not -- why not? It is easily accessible. Pull it up on your computer. It'll take a couple of seconds. (I
keep a hard copy of the US Constitution in a loose leaf binder sitting
at the left side of my computer monitor at all times, except when I am
Think of the constitution as the "Owner's Manual" for the US Government.
When you want to know how that hunk of steel you drive back and forth
to work every day works, you consult the car's owner's manual, Same
thing applies to the US Government. Want to know how it is supposed to work? Consult the owner's manual.
When I was a lad in school, we actually read the constitution,
we actually studied the constitution and even argued it back and forth
in class. We had written tests on it. As a teenager I wrote, and
delivered, several speeches on the constitution. I became fairly well
acquainted with it. But, these days, as decade after decade has
expired, I find that I have to brush up on it every now and again ...
and I do. Why? Because this is MY COUNTRY, and I want it run correctly ... by the instructions laid out by the men who founded this nation.
America is in deep trouble today because "we the people," not the politicians, WE-- you and I -- have allowed it to degenerate into some kind of "socialist-lite" society/government that is recklessly determined, I mean -- hell bent -- on failure. I contend that the primary reason for this condition, in which we find ourselves, today is IGNORANCE, plain and simple.
Leftists are insisting today that there is a "right" to healthcare in
America. They claim it is a "constitutional right." They are absolutely WRONG! There is no right to healthcare for Americans. None! If you claim there is -- then show that to me -- in the constitution -- and I will admit my error. You can't -- because it simply isn't there. And yet we allow their BS to go unchallenged.
Consider this from at article by Bob Meyer at www.capitolhilloutsider.com: "In
Christ‘s message, we see help for the needy is accomplished directly
through personal charity. Nowhere are we told to accomplish this
indirectly through governmental wealth redistribution by proxy. The Good
Samaritan helped a wounded man with his own resources. He did not
petition the Roman government to create a healthcare program."
Mr Meyer goes on "...
societies trending toward socialism and accomplishing that objective
through forcible egalitarianism via governmental mandate, wind up
becoming functionally godless. In addition, placing all distribution of
wealth under the thumb of the government replaces an attitude of
gratitude with a posture of entitlement, and diminishes concentration on
personal responsibility." SOURCE: http://capitolhilloutsider.com/red-letter-christianity-or-red-flag-socialism/
If you are REALLY concerned and want to REALLY know how your country, America, is SUPPOSED to work, then read two owner's manuals: The Bible -- and -- the US Constitution. Once you have done so you will agree that "malfeasance" doesn't
begin to cover the horrible manner in which our current government has
exercised its stewardship toward this once great nation.
Ignorance is an excuse only once, if at all. Once you have been made aware of your lack of knowledge, then there is no excuse.
© J. D. Longstreet -- 2013